Highway 89, North

Area Status: Open

The recreation information for the Tahoe National Forest is primarily provided by travel corridor.  The main travel corridors are:  Interstate 80, Highway 49, Highway 20, Highway 89 (North and South), Foresthill Divide Road, Mosquito Ridge Road, Bowman Road, Marysville Road, and Gold Lakes Road.   

Highway 89
Highway 89 starts its journey through the Tahoe National Forest near Tahoe Cityon Lake Tahoe and travels north through Truckee and Sierraville onto the Plumas National Forest.  A host of campgrounds, winter and summer trail heads, ski resorts, reservoirs, a motorcycle area, and picnic sites are available. Highway 89 South starts at the Lake and follows the Truckee River to Truckee passing many ski resorts and access trails into the Granite Chief Wilderness.  Highway 89 north starts in Truckee and proceeds north.   

Activities such as camping and hiking are listed below for this corridor.   


Horse Riding

Areas for Horse Riding at Highway 89, North

Big Game Hunting

Areas for Big Game Hunting at Highway 89, North

Small Game Hunting

Areas for Small Game Hunting at Highway 89, North

Game Bird/Waterfowl

Areas for Game Bird/Waterfowl at Highway 89, North

Viewing Wildlife

Areas for Viewing Wildlife at Highway 89, North

Viewing Plants

Areas for Viewing Plants at Highway 89, North

Viewing Scenery

Areas for Viewing Scenery at Highway 89, North

Interpretive Areas

Areas for Interpretive Areas at Highway 89, North


Areas for Picnicking at Highway 89, North

Scenic Driving

Areas for Scenic Driving at Highway 89, North

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities